After learning that his sister lost her battle against Leukemia and losing three chances at medaling, Jansen took one last shot at achieving victory and shattered the world record for speed skating. While it may appear that Jansen’s win was attributed solely to talent and hard-work, it was his adversity that gave him the mental strength to push himself beyond his limits. Building positive habits that improve mental fortitude, such as accepting responsibility for mistakes or seeing failure as a learning opportunity, can lead to the same kind of success. Achieving goals requires working through limits while making sure to include recovery time. Anyone can mirror the success of Jansen by learning from losses and building mental strength.